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New Jersey is prioritizing cigarette smokers for COVID-19 vaccines because of their risk of severe disease

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Officials are scrambling to speed-up COVID-19 vaccinations across the US, but a complicated set of guidelines regarding who should get priority have stymied states' efforts to maximize the number of shots in arms.
In order to accelerate the rollout, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Tuesday that states should expand the pool of people who have priority access. That pool should now include Americans between the ages of 16 and 64 who have certain underlying health issues that increase the risk of developing severe COVID-19, he said.
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Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

Florida is becoming a vaccine tourism destination as foreigners and out-of-staters head there to get a COVID-19 shot

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement Although many states are now expanding their eligibility criteria for the COVID-19 vaccine, Florida was one of the first to offer the shot to adults aged 65 and older. The state's broad vaccination plan has attracted travelers hoping to take advantage from near and far.
Vaccine-seekers have flocked to Florida from Canada and Argentina, as well as New York and other states, according to the Wall Street Journal .
Governor Ron DeSantis said in a press conference last week that most of these visitors are in fact part-time residents, not so-called "vaccine tourists." "If...
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Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery: Can Air Cargo Meet The Challenge?

Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery: Can Air Cargo Meet The Challenge?

2 days ago   |   By Forbes

With Covid-19 vaccine approvals rolling in around the world, all eyes are now turned toward the air cargo industry. Can aviation deliver?
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COVID-19 vaccination center opening in Strip resort on Monday

2 days ago   |   By Review Journal

A UMC vaccination center equipped to offer hundreds of vaccinations each day will be set up inside the Encore's convention space.
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5 Intangible Buyer Behavior Trends to Monitor in 2021

2 days ago   |   By Business 2 Community

Despite turning the calendar from 2020 to 2021, we find ourselves starting the new year in more turmoil. A catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic that continues to increase in scope. The hope of the vaccines tempered as the rollout encounters delays. And the disturbing insurrection at our capitol causing national anxiety. To ignore these in a business context is to be blind to the effect on our society.
Such tumultuous events will have a direct impact on buying behaviors in 2021. Organizations today will need to monitor buying behaviors as they ebb and shift in 2021. Here are 5 intangible buying...
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How China is using its coronavirus vaccine 'to fill this void' left by the US

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

An employee inspects syringes of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech at its factory in Beijing, September 24, 2020.
Ng Han Guan/Associated Press
Many of the world's poor countries are struggling to get their hands on vaccines for the coronavirus, and China has stepped in, offering priority access to its vaccine.
That could end up being a diplomatic victory for China, bolstering its influence with those countries, though it remains uncertain if Beijing will fulfill its promises.
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Encore opening COVID-19 vaccination center on Monday

2 days ago   |   By Review Journal

A University Medical Center vaccination center will be set up inside the property's convention space, near the self-parking garage. It will be equipped to offer hundreds of vaccinations each day, according to a Wynn Resorts release.
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Fear of Vaccine Threatens to Delay Pandemic's End

2 days ago   |   By Washington Post

After the first vaccines against Covid-19 demonstrated efficacy, public health officials began to foresee a gradual end to the pandemic. Getting there with a minimum of additional suffering will require widespread administration of vaccines, with the goal of achieving so-called herd immunity. Some health specialists warn that vaccine hesitancy - a reluctance to accept immunization - threatens to undermine that target.
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Covid-19 Vaccines, Vulnerable To Theft, Leave Healthcare Supply Chains Scrambling For Security

2 days ago   |   By Forbes

With reports that Covid-19 vaccines are being stolen and sold on the black market, Tom Knight, CEO of Atlanta-based inventory visibility and analytics firm Invistics, says he saw this coming back in April 2020.
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The Latest: Biden aide says virus vaccine plan on track

The Latest: Biden aide says virus vaccine plan on track

WASHINGTON - Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain says the coronavirus pandemic will get worse before it gets better, projecting another 100,000 deaths from COVID-19... Read more ...

Cryptocurrencies and SPACs show signs of 'irrational exuberance,' but the...

Cryptocurrencies and SPACs show signs of 'irrational exuberance,' but the stock market is not in a bubble, says UBS

Summary List Placement UBS's Mark Haefele said in a Friday note that while cryptocurrencies and SPACs show signs of "irrational exuberance," investors shouldn't worry that the... Read more ...

One measure of unemployment suggests Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan...

One measure of unemployment suggests Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan could do more harm than good, says one top Wall Street strategist

Summary List Placement The US economy is receiving fresh fiscal support after months of plodding negotiations. But one measure of the labor market suggests the massive stimulus... Read more ...

Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of...

Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday ahead of inauguration as vice president

Summary List Placement Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign from her Senate seat on Monday, two days before a historic inauguration where she and President-elect Joe... Read more ...

FINDING A JOB IN 2021: Your guide to making big career moves and landing the...

FINDING A JOB IN 2021: Your guide to making big career moves and landing the role you've always wanted

Summary List Placement To put it lightly, job searching during a pandemic can be a challenge. Worldwide lockdowns have forced remote work, and the resulting recession has... Read more ...

Pakistan approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Pakistan approves AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use

Summary List Placement Pakistan on Saturday approved the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University for emergency use, according to multiple... Read more ...

I'm a business coach who made $400,000 while pregnant with my first child...

I'm a business coach who made $400,000 while pregnant with my first child. Here are 5 strategies I lived by to balance motherhood and running a company

Summary List Placement When I discovered I was pregnant with my first child in January, I remember being terrified. I was excited about being a mom, but - as a female... Read more ...

US small-cap stocks have raced ahead of their bigger peers in 2021. Experts...

US small-cap stocks have raced ahead of their bigger peers in 2021. Experts say a number of factors could send them higher

Summary List Placement The stock market recovery from the coronavirus crash in the spring of 2020 was all about the biggest US names: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and... Read more ...

Mortgage rates have been under 3% since the summer - here's how long that...

Mortgage rates have been under 3% since the summer - here's how long that might last

Summary List Placement Low mortgage rates have contributed to an active housing market over the last several months, with markets across the country recording skyrocketing home... Read more ...

762,000 Pounds Of Hot Pockets Recalled For Potential Glass, Plastic...

762,000 Pounds Of Hot Pockets Recalled For Potential Glass, Plastic Contamination

Nestlé has received at least one report of a “minor oral injury” associated with consumption of the pepperoni-flavored product. Read more ...